Deliveroo Judicial Review Verdict Announced

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The High Court has today rejected a challenge to a decision that Deliveroo Riders do not have the right collectively to bargain with Deliveroo.

The Central Arbitration Committee had decided that the Riders were not “workers” as defined by s.296 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

In an application for judicial review of that decision, the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain argued that Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights had nevertheless compelled the Riders to be recognised as having the collective bargaining right.

Mr Justice Supperstone rejected the challenge and upheld the decision of the Central Arbitration Committee. He also refused permission to appeal.

Christopher Jeans QC and Tom Cross of 11KBW acted for Deliveroo, instructed by Lewis Silkin LLP.

You can read a copy of the approved judgment here.